Newsletter of the
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

Feb 2017 News

Message from the President

After a storm-filled holiday break, I am looking forward to starting an exciting and busy Spring semester. Top of my agenda is preparing for our 15th national conference, The Golden Gateway of Education through Community College Teacher Preparation Programs, March 10-12th in San Francisco. If you haven’t already, be sure to register. We have a slate of informative and timely sessions covering important topics relevant for K-12 and early education community college educators.

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Message for the Executive Director

With travel budgets being so tight has your first instinct been to NOT attend the NACCTEP national conference? In a day and age where we, or maybe it’s just me, find ourselves with our heads down or directly looking ahead at a computer screen all day, it can often become difficult to intentionally maintain relationships. At times we confuse our texts and emails with personal interaction and our desire to hear conversations and be present for information. I would like to challenge you to BE PRESENT in San Francisco so that we can earn the right to be heard with each other and at a national level.

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Social Media & Teacher Education: How Not to Damage your Career Before it Gets Started

According to an April 2016 CareerBuilder.com survey, 60% of employers use social networking sites to research potential job candidates. So, what would a potential employer find if they searched your social media sites?

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A Box of Opportunity

Imagine an empty box before you-what’s inside? NOTHING-this is the image I present to students at the onset of the semester. A beautifully wrapped box with a shiny letter “A” does not magically appear for students. It is not something I personally wrap and deliver on the last day of classes. Actually, the opposite is true. Students begin courses with a plain cardboard box. This box can be decorated in any way they choose. Students ca...

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NACCTEP Call for Nominations

All NACCTEP members are invited to nominate Executive Board candidates for the 2017-18 academic year. All nominees must be a member of NACCTEP, active in teacher education, and have institutional support to serve for the term of office. There are two member at large positions open and the term is for two years, beginning July 1, 2017. The NACCTEP Operating Procedures includes a description of the member at large duties.

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NACCTEP Scholarship Program

The NACCTEP National Scholarship Program was founded to help member college students realize their dreams of becoming an educator. NACCTEP is proud to offer two $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Encourage your teacher education and early childhood students to apply!

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